Calendar of Religious Holidays
|The University of Arizona will remain open on most of the Religious Holidays listed below. See the General Catalog's Academic Calendar for University-wide holidays and closures.|
Calendar covers the following religious groups:
Bahá'is, Catholic, Episcopalian, Jewish, Lutheran, Muslim, and Orthodox Christian.
Calendar compiled by the University Religious Council. Please contact the Hillel Foundation at (520) 624-6561 for further information.
Religious Holidays: The religious holidays listed below have been designated non-work days by the religions that celebrate them.
See also, Work Not Strictly Forbidden
|Shabbat. Jewish Sabbath. Every week from Friday sundown to Saturday sundown.
(Also observed by several Christian denominations, the largest being 7th Day Adventists.
|Tibetan New Year||Feb 16||Feb 16||Feb 16||Feb 16|
|Bahá'is Feast of Naw-Ruz||Mar 20||Mar 21||Mar 21||Mar 20|
|Bahá'is 1st day of Ridvan||Apr 20||Apr 21||Apr 21||Apr 20|
|Bahá'is 9th day of Ridvan||Apr 29||Apr 29||Apr 29||Apr 29|
|Bahá'is 12th day of Ridvan||May 2||May 2||May 2||May 2|
|Bahá'is Declaration of the Bab||May 23||May 23||May 23||May 23|
|Bahá'is Ascension of Baha'u'llah||May 29||May 29||May 29||May 29|
|Vesak (Buddhist)**||May 29||May 29||May 29||May 29|
|Bahá'is Martyrdom of the Bab||Jul 9||Jul 9||Jul 9||Jul 9|
|Eid al-Fitr*||Jul 7||Jun 26||Jun 15||Jul 5|
|Rosh Hashanah•||Oct 3-4||Sept 21-22||Sept 10-11||Sept 30-Oct 1|
|Yom Kippur•||Oct 12||Sept 30||Sept 19||Oct 9|
|Eid al-Adha*||Sept 13||Sept 2||Aug 22||Aug 12|
|Sukkot•||Oct 17-18||Oct 5-6||Sept 24-25||Oct 14-15|
|Shemini Atzeret & Simchat Torah•||Oct 24-25||Oct 12-13||Oct 1-2||Oct 21-22|
|Bahá'is Birth of the Bab||Oct 20||Oct 21||Nov 9||Oct 29|
|Bahá'is Birth of Baha'u'llah||Nov 12||Oct 22||Nov 10||Oct 30|
|Passover•||Apr 11-12 Apr 17-18||Mar 31-Apr 1 Apr 6-7||Apr 20-21 Apr 26-27||Apr 9-10 Apr 15-16|
|Shavu'ot•||May 31-Jun 1||May 20-21||Jun 9-10||May 29-30|
•Jewish holidays begin at sunset on the day preceding the given date.
*Islamic dates are approximate. The official days can be plus/minus one day and depend upon the official physical sighting of the new moon. This can be confirmed at the time by calling the Islamic Center at 624-3233.
**Buddhist: Two aspects to take into account with Buddhist festivals. Most, with the exception of the Japanese, use the lunar calendar and the dates of festivals vary from country to country and between Buddhist traditions.
Note: Bahá'is holidays begin at sunset on the day preceding the given date. There are also 19 days of fasting (Mar 2-21). Work is not forbidden, but because of the fasting, exams may be easier to take in the morning or evening.
Religious Holidays: Work Not Strictly Forbidden
See also, Religious Holidays: Non-work days
|Ramadan begins*||Jun 6||May 27||May 16||Jun 5|
|Ash Wednesday||Mar 1||Feb 14||Mar 6||Feb 26|
|Chinese New Year**||Jan 28||Feb 16||Feb 5||Jan 25|
|Purim•||Mar 12||Mar 1||Mar 21||Mar 10|
|Holy Thursday||Apr 13||Mar 29||Apr 18||Apr 9|
|Good Friday||Apr 14||Mar 30||Apr 19||Apr 10|
|Holy Saturday||Apr 15||Mar 31||Apr 20||Apr 11|
|Easter Sunday||Apr 16||Apr 1||Apr 21||Apr 12|
|Ashura*||Oct 11||Sept 30||Sept 19||Sept 8|
|Hanukah•||Dec 24 - 31||Dec 13-20||Dec 3-10||Dec 23-30|
|Christmas||Dec 25||Dec 25||Dec 25||Dec 25|
*Islamic dates are approximate. The official days can be plus/minus one day and depend upon the official physical sighting of the new moon. This can be confirmed at the time by calling the Islamic Center at (520) 624-3233.
• Jewish holidays begin at sunset on the day preceding the given date.
#Orthodox Christian holidays. Most Orthodox Christians would also be excused from work obligations on Christmas.
**Chinese New Year is an important religious and cultural holiday for Asians.
Calendar covers the following religious groups: Ba'hai, Buddhist, Catholic, Episcopalian, Jewish, Lutheran, Muslim, and Orthodox Christian.
Calendar compiled by the University Religious Council. Please call the Hillel Foundation at 624-6561 for further information